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Suzy Clark
Suzy Clark

Suzy Clark

Mount Hermon Outdoor Science School

Felton, CA USA

"If you truly embrace the struggle, or the challenge, or the change, or the suffering-whatever it may be-through that surrender to it, you then move through it, because you allowed yourself to be changed by it."

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Suzy's work combines: Education, Environment & Nature, and Being Physically Active

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Day In The Life


I help students increase their understanding of our physical environment, while guiding them on outdoor adventures.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Oregon State University

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    She grew up next to a river, surrounded by the forests.

  • 2.

    Throughout all of her early work-whether she was studying biology, teaching middle school, or writing curriculum-she missed the outdoors.

  • 3.

    As director of Mount Hermon, she's combined her interests in teaching and biology, and spends most of her time outdoors amongst the redwoods.

  • 4.

    Learned a lot about taking risks from the experience of ziplining: sometimes, you have to just step off the platform and trust your line.

  • 5.

    Ziplining taught her to be present in the moment, and also to recognize every moment as having great potential.

  • 6.

    Says you can do anything once you get a good grasp on who you are as a person.

  • 7.

    She says who she is isn't about what she does; she actually learned the most about herself while she was unemployed.

  • 8.

    Tells road-trippers your 20s are about having experiences so you can know who you are, what you're made of, and what you want to be about.